Thursday, January 23, 2020

"Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution" on Netflix

"Pokémon the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution" is the Japanese-produced computer-animated feature directed by Kunihiko Yuyama and Motonori Sakakibara, streaming on Netflix February 27, 2020:

"....scientist 'Dr. Fuji' is hired by 'Giovanni', leader of 'Team Rocket', to utilize his expertise in cloning in order to create a living weapon based on an eyelash from legendary 'Pokémon Mew'. 

"Soon after the weapon is created, it gains sentience and is named 'Mewtwo'. Several years later, Mewtwo has fully awakened from a long slumber in a laboratory on 'New Island', and learns of his origin as Mew's clone from Dr. Fuji.

"Infuriated that Fuji and his colleagues see him as nothing more than an experiment, he unleashes his psychic powers and destroys the laboratory, killing Fuji and the rest of the scientists. Giovanni, witnessing the carnage convinces Mewtwo to work with him to hone his powers. 

"However, after Mewtwo learns of his purpose to be a weapon for Giovanni's benefit, he escapes back to New Island where he plots his revenge against humanity..."

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